By - 4/29/15 - 11:23 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a chain of high-end seafood and steak places open in the new building atop what used to be part of the parking lot for the shuttered Anthony's Pier 4.

Ocean Prime is seeking permission to spend $315,000 to buy the liquor license of the old Mantra restaurant in Downtown Crossing for its $3.8-million restaurant at 100 Pier 4, attorney Joe Hanley told the board this morning.

By - 3/23/15 - 12:39 pm

Rob Bellinger is gearing up for a series of local road trips to find the best steak tips in the Boston area. Look at his map; are there places he's missing?

It turns out that steak tips are not well-known outside of New England, or even outside of Boston. I mentioned them on a business trip to LA, and my coworker responded with a "What are you talking about?" I asked a Southern friend if they were served in his state - "Oh yeah, usually smothered in gravy, like a steak and gravy sort of thing." Sorry, buddy, but that’s not what we’re talking about.

By - 11/10/14 - 12:07 pm

Marissa Breton wants to know where to find the best steak tips.

By - 8/23/14 - 10:00 am

Pip asks:

Any tips for a good but not overly expensive steak place in Boston for a group that don't get to see each other often? Please.

By - 3/9/14 - 6:16 pm

Poster advertising Nick Varano's new steak place in the Park Plaza. Guess he's not too concerned about how many women patrons he'll get - or about his spelling.

The photo of the poster is by Charles Draghi, who knows something about the restaurant business himself and who has some choice comments about the poster in the comments under the photo.

UPDATE, Monday morning: The poster is gone, replaced by one showing a woman balancing on one high heel on an uncooked steak .

By - 12/5/13 - 3:25 pm
Indian figures for sale

For the right price, these could all be yours.

Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.

By - 10/10/13 - 9:08 am
Hilltop Steak House

Boston Restaurant Talk rounds up sources that indicate the restaurant with the giant neon cactus and the lifesize fiberglass cows is closing forever in a couple of weeks.

By - 1/14/13 - 10:10 am

The Herald reports Yet Another Steakhouse is planned for the South Boston waterfront.

Nancy, who works there, writes that what the area really needs is a drugstore:

The closest one is Downtown Crossing. It's a PITA for people who work down there.

By - 8/24/12 - 8:44 pm

The Tremont Street steakhouse shuts forever tomorrow.

By - 8/3/12 - 9:36 am

Michael Conlon, who owns restaurants across Boston, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to re-open the Stockyard on Market Street in Brighton.

According to his application, Conlon would keep the Stockyard name. Conlon needs board permission to buy the landmark restaurant's liquor license.

Among Conlon's restaurants: The Paramount and the 21st Amendment on Beacon Hill, another Paramount in South Boston, West on Centre in West Roxbury and the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner.

By - 7/10/12 - 7:09 pm

The Stockyard this evening.The Stockyard this evening.

Word is filtering in that the venerable Brighton steak place, named for the area's beefy past, has gone to that great cattle drive in the sky.

By - 5/23/12 - 4:11 pm

Plans for an upscale steakhouse on Washington Street are back on track now that owner Brian Piccini has found another restaurant willing to sell him its liquor license.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let Piccini pay the owners of the Columbus Cafe on Columbus Avenue $280,000 for their liquor license so he can open his Boston Chops at 1375 Washington St. Piccini, who earlier opened dbar in Dorchester and Deuxave in the Back Bay, has promised "an urban, modern steakhouse concept."

By - 5/2/12 - 5:49 pm

Boston Licensing Director Patricia Malone says she faces a thorny question: Whether to let an upscale waterfront steakhouse turn the sound on on televisions mounted on its outdoor patio.

Smith and Wollensky, on Congress Street on Fort Point Channel, has probationary permission to turn TVs on the patio on - but only with the sound off. Now it wants to be able to turn the sound on, for both select TV shows and for background music.

By - 2/10/12 - 8:22 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred action on the proposed Boston Chops on Washington Street because it has no liquor licenses left to hand out.

By - 2/8/12 - 11:56 am

The team behind Deuxave in the Back Bay is looking to transform the home of two failed South End restaurants into what their lawyer called "an urban, modern steakhouse concept."

By - 3/12/10 - 9:42 am

Kosher Blog has more on the proposed kosher butcher and gourmet shop on Harvard Street, including the owner's thoughts on the need for a nice kosher steakhouse in the area.

By - 6/30/09 - 10:22 am

David Ortiz is opening a steak place in Framingham, called, big surprise, Big Papi's. Will also serve seafood and burgers, so they've gotta get Dennis Eckersley out there to analyze the serving of the first burger:

That thing's got some serious cheese on it! Hairy cheese! With paint!

OK, maybe not.

By - 3/18/08 - 8:46 pm

The Transcript reports Vintage - not just West Roxbury's only steakhouse but its only restaurant with valet parking - shut down yesterday, barely a month after it got a new chef.

The chicken wishes to give Vintage a hug:

By - 10/26/07 - 10:44 am

On Boston Food & Whine, Tammy recounts what was going down (and in) at Abe & Louie's on Boylston Street last night.